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Lousy Interviewee Tries To Lie Their Way Into Job, Company Sees Through It

Trying to blow that smoke during an interview is a surefire way to lose credibility and respect from whoever is interviewing you, right off the bat. The thing about the game of lies is that it can oftentimes be very easy to see right through by the people that have a decent enough grasp on their senses. In the case of interviewee "X", their whole schtick didn't end up working out too well for them at all. It sounds like they were just the kind of employee that multiple companies didn't particularly enjoy having around. Hopefully they learned their lesson. For some more juicy tech support drama check out the time that a company continually demanded a password, how tech support said no, and then the drama that ensued.

A lousy interviewee tries to lie their way into a job, and it ends up failing miserably.
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Man Assumes Literal Fire Is A Feature Of His Computer, IT Intervenes

What in the world would people do without IT? Seriously. Just take the guy that we have in this humorous tech support tale. For whatever reason he was leading a life where he assumed that flames erupting from his computer were a totally normal and acceptable function of the device. Well, it sounds like even after the IT dude showed up to smooth over the issue, the guy still left the interaction puzzled by why there wasn't a "stop the smoke" button. For another tech support tale check out the time that a man assumed his computer would work during a power outage.

A man assumes that an actual fire is a feature of his computer, and then IT intervenes.
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IT Guy Travels From US To London To Install Toner Cartridge

Get enough technology-phobic people involved in a profitable industry, and boy you've got yourself a recipe for wasteful shenanigans like this tale of an employee who traveled thousands of miles to fix a printer on Christmas. As long as someone else's incompetence and wastefulness ends in your own impromptu vacation, things aren't too bad. For some more rare pleasantness from the world of IT, here's a wholesome IT bro who fixed a guy's destroyed laptop.

Story of IT person flying to London from US just to install toner
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Karen Gets Mad At Tech Support Because Her Computer Has A Desktop

Man oh man, our hearts really go out to the poor people that are working tech support and having to deal with the wildly, hopelessly entitled human beings in this world. In this case, it sounds like Karen was very, very lost. Basically, she got all enraged over her computer literally having a desktop function. Like, what do you even do with that? If you're looking for another juicy tale from the world of tech support check out the time that a client dragged out a ticket for days, and never realized that their device just wasn't plugged in

Karen gets mad at tech support because her computer has a desktop.
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Client Drags Ticket Out For Days, Didn't Have Her Device Plugged In

Our hearts truly go out to the people in this world that are working tech support. By its very nature the standard tech support job unfortunately brings with it the inevitable series of impossibly testy and ignorant customers. It's honestly a wonder that some of these people are able to make it in this day and age with things being as technologically-infused as they are. It sounds like this particular client wasted people's time to no end, and couldn't have cared less about it. For another ridiculous tech support tale check out the time that a customer believed that the internet literally runs on magic

A snobby client drags a tech support ticket out for days just because she didn't have her ticket plugged in.
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Karen Gets Mad For Not Using Correct Browser, Pretends To Follow Instructions, Fail Ensues

Um, Karen, the thing about instructions from the world's perfectly well meaning tech support professionals is that you need to actually follow the advice for your problem to be resolved. Pretending to follow the advice being given to you just isn't going to cut it. There's something to be said about the stubborn fortitude of the strikingly clueless individuals that also assume they know everything. They're so committed to being right when they're clearly wrong that it's near impossible to make any progress. For another ridiculous tech support tale check out the time that a customer assumed that the internet runs on literal magic.

Karen isn't using the correct internet browser, pretends to follow instructions, and then a fail ensues.
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Company Refuses To Give Employee Raise, Employee Refuses To Do Extra Work

Honestly, it's hard to figure exactly what the company expected to happen when they went ahead and refused to give this employee a well deserved raise. Like, naturally people aren't going to want to fill their plates up that much more if they're not receiving the right amount of money for the heftier workload. So, it's no surprise that people in the comments section were in agreement that the employee wasn't in the wrong at all for holding their work "hostage."

A company refuses to give an employee a raise, so the employee refuses to do the extra work.
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Customer Cons Front-End Developer, Tech Revenge Ensues

Oh boy does Bob sound like a real nasty piece of work. The thing about Bob's whole immoral series of plays was that he vastly underestimated the lengths to which a talented front-end dev/SEO guru would go to undermine his whole shady operation. To say that the pro revenge was massively effective would be its own kind of understatement. Bob got completely rekt. If you're looking for some more juicy pro revenge drama check out the time that a client tried to screw an employee over by locking them out of the system, and then how it totally backfired

A shady customer cons a front-end developer, and then a glorious pro revenge ensues.
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Client Tries To Screw Employee Over By Locking Them Out Of System, Totally Backfires

There's just something so sinfully sweet about a proper jerk getting their righteous comeuppance when it's all said and done. This client tried real hard to screw over a completely well meaning employee, by locking them out of the system. Well, that definitely backfired in glorious fashion. For another tale of pro revenge check out the time that a scummy collection agency attempted to mess with a guy's credit score

Client tries to screw an employee over by locking them out of the system, and it totally backfires.
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Guy Calls Tech Support Over Password Problem, The Fail Escalates

You've really got to hand it to the people in this world that are working tech support. They are regularly subjected to profound moments of mystifying stupidity from some of the world's most clueless human beings. It's a tech support tale like the one we have here that can really support the notion that some folks absolutely need instruction manuals for when it comes to how to navigate all the technology available at our disposal. For some more humor from the tech support world check out this story about the time that a customer genuinely believed that the internet runs on magic

Guy calls tech support over a password problem, and then the fail only escalates from there.
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Technology can end up accomplishing some pretty dang cool things. It'd be very neat to see this applied to other birds' flight patterns out there. Maybe mix in some lo-fi tunes, and you've created a whole vibe. 

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People's Best Guesses As To What Will Be Normal By 2031

There are definitely a few ways to take this whole "what do you think the future will be like" thing and honestly opinions are mixed. Maybe in ten years we'll all be eating cheap tasty lab-grown barbeque and driving electric cars to Call-Of-Duty night at the senior center. Or maybe we'll all have to move back into our parents houses because the tri-annual firestorms burned down our coffin-sized micro-studio apartments. Possibly a rise of cults? Maybe a mix of everything? If it's anything like most predictions of the future, all of these are probably completely wrong.

guesses as to what will be normal in 10 years
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The dual-mode AirCar made its first inter-airport flight in a historic and very cool sign of the times. It's unclear who would want or who could afford one of these things, but at least we're one step closer to the mythical "flying car" fantasy we've all had for decades. The AirCar, coming to collect dust in a billionaire's third home near you.

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Company Continually Demands Password, Tech Support Says No, Wild Revelation Ensues

Hopefully at least someone involved in these wild series of conversations felt nothing short of immense gratitude over the fact that their business wasn't completely destroyed by a user that had the wherewithal to try out the password assigned to every user. It sounds like the company got by purely because nobody ever honestly thought that the password could be so obvious. Somehow, that whole approach to security seems like it can work sometimes. Just a bit of a gamble. For another ridiculous tech support tale check out the time that a customer thought that the internet runs on magic

A company continually demands their password from tech support, tech support can't comply, wild revelation ensues.
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This omelet-making robotic arm is just a feature of a hotel in Singapore for now, but just wait. When robots complete their understanding breakfast technology, their clockwork brains will be logically incapable of missing the most important meal of the day, making them more productive than ever at facilitating the demise of humankind. Just watch in a few years there will be billions of these robot arms making omelets out of people to use as batteries in their horrible pitch-black-sky techno-wizardry future hell-hole. It starts with some eggs and then 20 years later all of human existence will be over easy.

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Man Invests $20 In Weird Cryptocurrency, Becomes Trillionaire Overnight

Everyone's talking about cryptocurrency. Due to people making literal stacks of cash after investments into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin, the world of cryptocurrency investment in general has garnered widespread feverish excitement. Most everyone's always game to try to pick up an extra buck when they can. Of course, it doesn't hurt to educate yourself on what kinds of cryptocurrency investments are actually worthwhile, and not equivalent to playing the slot machines at a casino. 

Now with all of that being said, the surreal cryptocurrency of the day is a tale about a dude named Christopher Williamson of Georgia. Williamson decided to invest a whopping $20 in a cryptocurrency called Rocket Bunny. Williamson apparently went to bed, drifted off into dreamland, and then woke to discover that he'd miraculously made trillions of dollars overnight. We're talking $183 trillion to be exact. I don't blame the guy for assuming that he was still dreaming. He managed to throw up a series of tweets with a daily status update. Eventually, Rocket Bunny reps killed all the buzz and clarified that it was in fact a display error. A shame, really. 

Guy invests $20 in bizarre cryptocurrency, and ends up becoming a trillionaire overnight.
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